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Old 02-19-2008, 08:19 AM   #1
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USB printer not detected problem


I have a HP Photosmart 5200 printer/scanner which works OK with the recommended hplip driver downloaded from the HP site.

My problem is that I have to switch the printer on before booting up the PC for the printer to be detected. If I forget to do that (or rather if my wife does, whereupon I get to hear all about it )the printer isn't detected and I have to reboot to get it to work.

If anyone can explain why this is so and where I could look to resolve the issue I (and my poor ears) would be very grateful.
 
Old 02-19-2008, 10:44 AM   #2
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What happens if you
1] Unplug printer's USB
2] Turn on printer
3] Plug in printer's USB
Wait 20 sec
Try printing ?
 
Old 02-20-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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I tried doing as you suggest. I get the message "Error: Device not found. Please check connection and power-on device."
 
  


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